– by Kerana Todorov Wineries that want to produce sparkling wine have more options these days. On Thursday, Brut Bottling in Napa unveiled its new mobile disgorging line at an open house at a custom-crush facility in Napa. Brut Bottling is among the new companies that provide a full-line of méthode traditionelle sparkling wine bottle services to […]

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Declaring independence from conformity, Anarchist Wine Co. recently released its fresh and innovative lineup of wines challenging the status quo. Anarchist Wine Co. began as a project at The Wine Foundry in Napa, which specializes in ultra-premium custom-made wines. Alongside The Wine Foundry’s small lot luxury wine production, the winemaking team began experimenting with co-fermentations and unusual blends, creating sensational results. What started as an exploratory project emerged as Anarchist Wine Co., formed with a mission to push the limits of conventional winemaking while dragging Napa’s lofty pricing habits back to earth.

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Cutting Matters Grapes may steal the show in the fall, but underneath the bark lays the vine’s secret to creating magic. Preparing grapevines for a winter’s slumber is a journey. According to Patrick Saboe, you can almost hear the vines “sigh relief” once their grapes have been picked. “The vines have been so focused on […]

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Planning a big party, whether it’s a milestone birthday or family reunion, is understandably stressful. It’s one thing getting everyone to show up, and the other issue is how to accommodate the entire crew. Fortunately, the new Vista Collina can handle all of those concerns. The property is a mini community, offering visitors an abundance of amenities like Fivetown Grocery

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So you want to make some wine? Good on you. There is no better way to learn about wine than to make it.
But let’s say that, like many of us, you lack the capital to invest in prime vineyard land, superior winemaking facilities, fancy consultants, brand designers and distributors. Welcome to the club. Fortunately there is a way to dip a toe into the wine world and make your own wine without spending a fortune. And great wine at that.

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Humanitas Wines, The Wine Foundry, Passport Approved Tour, Blue Note Napa, Heritage Eats and Hampton Inn & Suites are hosting this night of music, food and wine as a kick-off fundraiser for the Arts Council Napa Valley Education Alliance, to support the Arts Education Master Plan for local public schools.

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